I can't believe that I now have a first grader! He's growing up so fast. He's becoming a more confident, independent, and responsible little boy. Sometimes, I can't wait to see what he grows up to be. Then I get emotional and wish that he'll just stay little as he is now and never grow up. I feel like this is a really fun and awesome stage and I don't want it to change. But then again, I still don't know what's ahead of me. Maybe it's even better. I think I just think too much!
While Logan was in school, Izzie and I planned a little "First Day of School" party for him when he got home. Actually, I think this is becoming a tradition now. We thew him a party too last year, on his first day of Kindergarten. Look at the picture below.
|Logan's first day of Kindergarten party. Aug. 29, 2011. We had pretzels, cake pops, cookies, and lemonade.|
Some might think it's a little excessive but the way I look at it, it's something that he will remember when he gets older. He will remember that first day of school is always fun and exciting and something to celebrate for. I know a lot of families have their own first day of school traditions. Well, for us, this is how we do it. Our own little private party :)
This year, this is what we had:
|A for apple pie|
|B for Baby Cupcakes|
|C for Chunky Chocolate Chip cookies|
|We had our "party" on the deck this year. We also had watermelon and lemonade|
|Izzie serving us some lemonade :)|
|Very impressed that with all the sweets on the table, the first thing he grabbed was the watermelon! That's my boy!|
|This was actually very cool. I wished that he would pick this "fortune" first and he actually did! I swear I mixed up the cookies and he grabbed this first. How cool is that?|
|The "fortunes". So awesome he actually read all of them by himself, except for the big words independent, respectful, responsible. He'll get there :) Our goal this year is to learn to read well.|
All those baking and planning really pays off when you see a big smile on his face and says afterwards that he "really liked all of it".
So that was Monday. This past Saturday, my brother turned 23! We celebrated his birthday with Sushi and Chinese food at Jasmine's in Leesburg. I made him "23" cupcakes...why have I not done this before? So much easier than making a cake :)
|See? Nice and simple :)|
Well, I actually would have made him an actual cake if I didn't have to make this in the morning. Yeah, priorities, right?
On Friday, I made a little dessert table for a friend of mine who was having a Stella and Dot trunk show and a jewelry swap. I tried to match Stella and Dot's blue, I think I got pretty close. I didn't get to take a lot of pictures for this event and the ones I took were mostly taken from my iPod.
|Mini chocolate cheesecake topped with whipped cream (yes, it's from scratch too) and shaved chocolate. I'm liking this using individual cups.|
|Mini chocolate cupcakes with rosette frosting|
|Chocolate chip cookies! These were so good especially when still warm! Notice the upper right corner? I tested that one :)|
|When you break this cookie, there's more chocolate than dough! Thanks Jacques Torres for the recipe!|
On my way to deliver the goodies, I realized I didn't bring any of my cameras! But luckily, my friend snapped a few pictures after set up.
So those were my busy past few days. I think I'll take a little break for now...but I just received my cocoa powder order today. Plus, Izzie is starting preschool next week. She already informed me that she would love to have a party too on her first day of school. Maybe I will post some pictures next week :) Stay tuned!